Responding to ESPN.com commentator Scott Burnside’s scathing criticism of general manager Glen Sather, the New York Rangers announced today that they would be firing Sather and replacing him with Fred Hiatt of the Washington Post. “No one could have predicted that the Wade Redden deal would be such a bust,” said a Rangers spokesman. “But in Hiatt we have finally found someone who knows how to spot talent and grow a franchise.”
More great news at the place where no straight thing was ever made.
That is great news! I hope eventually we can also take the train to Florida, or maybe California, and get some sand in our shoes.Posted by on 03/04 at 11:27 AM
For a second there I thought you were announcing that John Hiatt was replacing Glen Sather and I thought that a maverick move (just reappropriating the word “maverick"). You don’t just replace a genius like Glenn Sather blithely. You have to really have to search far and wide to find someone with a unique array of talents that match Sather’s. Dolan’s criterion of finding the one person in America who still believes Bush did not use deception to justify the preemptive strike against Iraq is brilliant. It’s this kind of thinking that will lead the Rangers to the Stanley Cup one more time before my own death on September 4th, 2024. As an aside, rumor has it that the light rail system that you had installed at your house will be connected to the “Love Train” line. I just knew there was more to the whole lingo of stimulus packages than mere economics.Posted by on 03/04 at 01:40 PM
Hush you about that light rail! In the comments thread at CT, one C. L. Ball has already pwned me badly by disclosing that Obama’s budget really does provide $8 billion for HSR. If he finds out about my personal interest in all this, my high-speed, light-rail goose is cooked.
As for Hiatt, just you wait! We’re going to surge into the playoffs after all.Posted by on 03/04 at 02:45 PM
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Darin hätten sich neben der noch nicht abschließend bewältigten Krise, in die die Bank Mitte 2007 geriet, vor allem die Turbulenzen an den Finanzmärkten nach dem Konkurs von Lehman Brothers ausgewirkt. Die Finanz- und Wirtschaftskrise hätten auch im Januar und Februar das Geschäft geprägt. Der Vorstand erwartet kurzfristig einen Anstieg der Insolvenzen und damit auch der Kreditausfälle.
Für die ersten neun Monate des Geschäftsjahres 2008/09 weist der IKB-Konzern einen kleinen Gewinn von 5,8 Millionen Euro aus. Ohne die Auflösung von Steuerrückstellungen hätte die IKB aber rote Zahlen geschrieben. Der operative Verlust belief sich auf 213,6 Millionen Euro.Posted by on 03/04 at 06:34 PM
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I note with interest [captcha] the imminent arrival of Sean Avery. That’ll do wonders for dispelling any tension in the room…Posted by Nell on 03/05 at 07:42 AM
Burnside on Sather: even a broken clock figures out the Rangers are doomed twice a decade.
I’ll bet he still picks them over the Devils in the first round of the playoffs.Posted by Ken Houghton on 03/05 at 02:35 PM
Well, picking the Rangers over the Devils usually works out, doesn’t it?Posted by on 03/05 at 05:06 PM
No one could have predicted that the Wade Redden deal would be such a bust…Posted by frugal living on 04/15 at 02:41 AM